action:article | category:SPORTS | adString:SPORTS | zoneID:40

Home » Sports

March 27. 2012 10:48PM

Bruins overcome Stamkos, Lightning

BOSTON -- Benoit Pouliot scored the go-ahead goal on a rebound with 8:26 left and defenseman Zdeno Chara recorded three assists as host Boston strengthened its grip on the Northeast Division lead with a 5-2 win Tuesday night.

Brad Marchand and Rich Peverley added goals later as the Bruins won for the fifth time in six games and improved to 30-0-0 when leading after two periods.

Boston is five points ahead of the Ottawa Senators in the Northeast.

Steven Stamkos scored his second goal of the game and league-leading 55th to tie it 2-2 for the Lightning, hammering a one-timer inside the left post on the power play 5:46 into the third.

Boston goalie Tim Thomas had only 16 saves, but two of those came on a Lightning power play with the game tied 2-2 and less than 10 minutes remaining.

The Bruins outshot Tampa Bay 38-18 overall, but fell behind on Stamkos' goal 5:03 into the opening period.

Shawn Thornton flipped in a rebound after Chara went to the net 10:54 into the first to tie it. Defenseman Dennis Seidenberg gave Boston a lead going into the third by knocking in the rebound of a Chara shot at 15:05 of the second.

- - - - - - -



GAME NOTEBOOK: Martin St. Louis had two assists for Tampa Bay, giving him 70 points for the eighth time in nine seasons. ... Boston's Brian Rolston extended his point streak to seven games with an assist. ... The teams split four games this season, each winning a pair at home. ... Tampa Bay had its three-game winning streak snapped.


 NH Sports Angle more
Links to news and happenings around the world of sports with a Granite State connection, updated daily.

Maine fighters Lamour, Berry on New Hampshire boxing card

Q&A with Matt Bonner as he weighs free agency

Keene State mum on suspension of veteran track coach

Morgan Andrews speaks: Notre Dame star undeterred by U.S. U-20 World Cup snub

Mo'ne Davis, and why no one should laugh at the idea of a woman in Major League Baseball

Curt Schilling says smokeless tobacco caused oral cancer

Bill Belichick: Eagles joint practices as productive as any

Big Knockout Boxing has grown from NH debut to Las Vegas attraction

Toronto Blue Jays Minor League System: Philosophy change?

Spring trial likely for former UNH women's hockey coach

Special golf cart helping Vietnam veteran play game he loves article

And so it begins: Equipment distribution starts a new era in Plymouth football

Tailgating changes for UNH football games

Report: Pirates' pitcher Jeff Locke cleared in gambling probe involving childhood friend from Conway

Tim OSullivan: Even with NFL success, NHs Kelly remembers his roots

Chip Kelly: 'Put some Galoshes on and go play'

Survey says Duke the most hated college hoops team in NH

Cheyenne Woods, Tiger's niece, trying to make big time article

Gorham papermill owner Lynn Tilton is getting Yale tennis award

Ex-bank president co-authors racing book

New England Patriots are the most hated NFL team in the world

Travis Hughes: It's time to drastically overhaul minor league hockey in North America

Portsmouth native, 47, conquers 21-mile swim of the English Channel

Bennett to take control of the flags for Granite State Pro Stock Series

Air Force captain serving in NH honored before Red Sox-Yankees crowd at Fenway

MORE

 New Hampshire Events Calendar
    

    SHARE EVENTS FOR PUBLICATION, IT'S FREE!

Upcoming Events

 New Hampshire Business Directory

  

    ADD YOUR BUSINESS TODAY!